Melissa Leo wins the 2011 Oscar Award for Actress in a Supporting Role

There are five talented ladies in the battle for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Amy Adams makes a sensational role in “The Fighter” as the boxer’s lover, in “The King’s Speech” Helena Bonham Carter, who said she enjoys playing “royal” characters, acts as the Queen Mother alongside Colin Firth, Melissa Leo in “The Fighter” is a severe and imposing mother, like the head of a family, Hailee Steinfeld plays a young 14-year-old Mattie Ross who leave home to track down her father’s murderer in “True Grit”, and Jacki Weaver plays a manipulative mother in “Animal Kingdom”.

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Amy Adams in “The Fighter”
  • Helena Bonham Carter in “The King’s Speech”
  • Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”
  • Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit”
  • Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdom”

The Oscar Winner for Actress in a Supporting Role is Melissa Leo.

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